F3 command?



RJB
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...

Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
thing you typed into DOS?

It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same class...

You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and retype
that instead of retyping the whole command.

Is there anything analagous anymore?

Thanks!

melvin cotterill
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Yes. Use the "up" arrow.

"RJB" <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com...
> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>
> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?
>
> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> class...
>
> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> retype
> that instead of retyping the whole command.
>
> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>
> Thanks!

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Up arrow.

RJB wrote:

> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>
> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?
>
> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same class...
>
> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and retype
> that instead of retyping the whole command.
>
> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>
> Thanks!

Anne
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
"RJB" <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com...
> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>
> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?
>
> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> class...
>
> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> retype
> that instead of retyping the whole command.
>
> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>
> Thanks!

The 'up' arrow on your keyboard?
Keep hitting 'up' and it cycles through the commands you've typed in.

A.
--
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Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
RJB wrote:

> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>
> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?
>
> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same class...
>
> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and retype
> that instead of retyping the whole command.
>
> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>
> Thanks!

It's still the same, F3 repeates last command, F1 does the same thing
one character at a time. Also the up arrow does basically the same thing
as F3 except your not limited to the last single command but can scroll
up through all commands passed in that cmd window and down arrow scrolls
back down through them.

What would really be nice is if it retained all commands entered in all
cmd windows such as in Linux terminal windows does. You can close the
terminal window, open another and up arrow & down arrow through previous
commands.

Steve

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Key Function
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
Left Arrow Moves left one character
Right Arrow Moves right one character
Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
Home Moves to the beginning of the line
End Moves to the end of the line
Esc Clears the current command
F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
pop-up box
F8 Displays commands that start with characters
currently on the command line
Alt + F7 Clears the command history



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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>
> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?
>
> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> class...
>
> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
>
> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>
> Thanks!

RJB
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool, too.

Thanks, all!





"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Key Function
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
> Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
> Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
> Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
> Left Arrow Moves left one character
> Right Arrow Moves right one character
> Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
> Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
> Home Moves to the beginning of the line
> End Moves to the end of the line
> Esc Clears the current command
> F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
> pop-up box
> F8 Displays commands that start with characters
> currently on the command line
> Alt + F7 Clears the command history
>
>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> > REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
> >
> > Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> > thing you typed into DOS?
> >
> > It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> > class...
> >
> > You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> > retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
> >
> > Is there anything analagous anymore?
> >
> > Thanks!
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
I've discovered most shortcut keys for any app or Windows by accident. ;-)

It also helps to have a small child or a cat. <LOL>

--
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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:B7353D44-AA78-4BEB-A2DE-2B2E2C134EA2@microsoft.com,
RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool, too.
>
> Thanks, all!
>
>
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Key Function
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
>> Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
>> Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
>> Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
>> Left Arrow Moves left one character
>> Right Arrow Moves right one character
>> Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
>> Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
>> Home Moves to the beginning of the line
>> End Moves to the end of the line
>> Esc Clears the current command
>> F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
>> pop-up box
>> F8 Displays commands that start with characters
>> currently on the command line
>> Alt + F7 Clears the command history
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
>> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's
>>> not REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>>>
>>> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the
>>> last thing you typed into DOS?
>>>
>>> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
>>> class...
>>>
>>> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
>>> retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
>>>
>>> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>>>
>>> Thanks!

Steve Shattuck
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
"RJB" <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com...

> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> thing you typed into DOS?

The default settings work exactly the same way as DOS with the DOSKEY
function selected. Try properties in a cmd window and restore the default
or select the appropriate edit functions.

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David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Also tab fills in filenames. It says it's not enabled by default but it is.
Type cmd /? for more on completion.
"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:uTdO7CLYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I've discovered most shortcut keys for any app or Windows by accident.
;-)
>
> It also helps to have a small child or a cat. <LOL>
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:B7353D44-AA78-4BEB-A2DE-2B2E2C134EA2@microsoft.com,
> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool,
too.
> >
> > Thanks, all!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >> Key Function
> >> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command
history
> >> Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
> >> Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
> >> Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
> >> Left Arrow Moves left one character
> >> Right Arrow Moves right one character
> >> Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
> >> Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
> >> Home Moves to the beginning of the line
> >> End Moves to the end of the line
> >> Esc Clears the current command
> >> F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
> >> pop-up box
> >> F8 Displays commands that start with characters
> >> currently on the command line
> >> Alt + F7 Clears the command history
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >> Wes
> >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
> >> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's
> >>> not REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
> >>>
> >>> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the
> >>> last thing you typed into DOS?
> >>>
> >>> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> >>> class...
> >>>
> >>> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> >>> retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
> >>>
> >>> Is there anything analagous anymore?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
How to Enable Automatic Complete for the Command Prompt (Cmd.exe)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;244407

You can also use TweakUI to specify the keyboard function for “filename
completion”, “directory completion and word separators.

TweakUI | Command Prompt

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23jvmskLYFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
> Also tab fills in filenames. It says it's not enabled by default but it
> is. Type cmd /? for more on completion.
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:uTdO7CLYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I've discovered most shortcut keys for any app or Windows by accident.
>> ;-)
>>
>> It also helps to have a small child or a cat. <LOL>
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:B7353D44-AA78-4BEB-A2DE-2B2E2C134EA2@microsoft.com,
>> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool,
>>> too.
>>>
>>> Thanks, all!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Key Function
>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command
>>>> history Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command
>>>> history Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in
>>>> the session Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
>>>> Left Arrow Moves left one character
>>>> Right Arrow Moves right one character
>>>> Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
>>>> Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
>>>> Home Moves to the beginning of the line
>>>> End Moves to the end of the line
>>>> Esc Clears the current command
>>>> F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
>>>> pop-up box
>>>> F8 Displays commands that start with characters
>>>> currently on the command line
>>>> Alt + F7 Clears the command history
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
>>>> RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's
>>>>> not REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>>>>>
>>>>> Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the
>>>>> last thing you typed into DOS?
>>>>>
>>>>> It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
>>>>> class...
>>>>>
>>>>> You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
>>>>> retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there anything analagous anymore?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Also F2 would do the trick you were asking about.

RJB wrote:

> Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool, too.
>
> Thanks, all!
>
>
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>
>>Key Function
>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
>>Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
>>Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
>>Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
>>Left Arrow Moves left one character
>>Right Arrow Moves right one character
>>Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
>>Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
>>Home Moves to the beginning of the line
>>End Moves to the end of the line
>>Esc Clears the current command
>>F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
>> pop-up box
>>F8 Displays commands that start with characters
>> currently on the command line
>>Alt + F7 Clears the command history
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>>Wes
>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>>In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
>>RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>
>>>Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
>>>REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>>>
>>>Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
>>>thing you typed into DOS?
>>>
>>>It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
>>>class...
>>>
>>>You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
>>>retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
>>>
>>>Is there anything analagous anymore?
>>>
>>>Thanks!
>>
>>

RJB
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Alright, this is odd...

I don't know what I did, but NOW "F3" is doing exactly what it used to!

I didn't hit TweakUI...

This has been bugging me for MONTHS.

Now I'm wondering if I've only been trying it on one machine, and now I'm
testing on another? Anyway, thanks for the help.

"Bob I" wrote:

> Also F2 would do the trick you were asking about.
>
> RJB wrote:
>
> > Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool, too.
> >
> > Thanks, all!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Key Function
> >>----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
> >>Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
> >>Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
> >>Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
> >>Left Arrow Moves left one character
> >>Right Arrow Moves right one character
> >>Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
> >>Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
> >>Home Moves to the beginning of the line
> >>End Moves to the end of the line
> >>Esc Clears the current command
> >>F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
> >> pop-up box
> >>F8 Displays commands that start with characters
> >> currently on the command line
> >>Alt + F7 Clears the command history
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>--
> >>Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >>
> >>Wes
> >>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
> >>RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> >>
> >>>Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
> >>>REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
> >>>
> >>>Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
> >>>thing you typed into DOS?
> >>>
> >>>It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
> >>>class...
> >>>
> >>>You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
> >>>retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
> >>>
> >>>Is there anything analagous anymore?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks!
> >>
> >>
>
>

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Here it works in "CMD.exe" but not "COMMAND.com".

RJB wrote:

> Alright, this is odd...
>
> I don't know what I did, but NOW "F3" is doing exactly what it used to!
>
> I didn't hit TweakUI...
>
> This has been bugging me for MONTHS.
>
> Now I'm wondering if I've only been trying it on one machine, and now I'm
> testing on another? Anyway, thanks for the help.
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>Also F2 would do the trick you were asking about.
>>
>>RJB wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Awesome! I knew the left and right ones, but the F7 and F8 are cool, too.
>>>
>>>Thanks, all!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>"Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Key Function
>>>>----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>Up Arrow Recalls the previous command in the command history
>>>>Down Arrow Recalls the next command in the command history
>>>>Page Up Recalls the earliest command used in the session
>>>>Page Down Recalls the most recent command used
>>>>Left Arrow Moves left one character
>>>>Right Arrow Moves right one character
>>>>Ctrl + Left Arrow Moves left one word
>>>>Ctrl + Right Arrow Moves right one word
>>>>Home Moves to the beginning of the line
>>>>End Moves to the end of the line
>>>>Esc Clears the current command
>>>>F7 Displays the command history in a scrollable
>>>> pop-up box
>>>>F8 Displays commands that start with characters
>>>> currently on the command line
>>>>Alt + F7 Clears the command history
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>>Wes
>>>>MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>>In news:E5A06A50-25A0-4743-9C79-2F11B002906A@microsoft.com,
>>>>RJB <RJB@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Hey, I am in XP SP2, so I know when I am using the "cmd" window, it's not
>>>>>REALLY DOS, but if it looks like DOS and quacks like DOS...
>>>>>
>>>>>Except, didn't there used to be an "F3" command that would repeat the last
>>>>>thing you typed into DOS?
>>>>>
>>>>>It was useful when trying to ping a bunch of addresses in the same
>>>>>class...
>>>>>
>>>>>You would just hit F3, and then delete the last character or two and
>>>>>retype that instead of retyping the whole command.
>>>>>
>>>>>Is there anything analagous anymore?
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks!
>>>>
>>>>
>>


F3 command?